URGENT:  IIS Virtual directories

Posted on 2004-04-30
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
I have a slight issue with IIS.  A developer created a web application with us.  Let us just call it "oranges" for reference.  This web application was a sub web of the default web.  The root url was


I have since created it's own web listening on port 8080.  So the root url is:


However, he has a lot of code that is looking for /oranges/etc/etc....
So I created a virtual directory called "oranges".  This url works:


But I want


to be all that the user will see.  How can I do this?  Is it a matter of configuring IIS?  BTW, it is a .NET project.  Or is it a matter of a configuration in .NET that would map /oranges to /.  

Please help.

Question by:ijenkins
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by:Ryan Chong
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Can't you set the Home Directory to /oranges/etc/etc as you wish ?

Basically, you can set the Home Directory, by clicking the Site's Property, then select Home Directory tab, then edit the Local Path to map the path you want.

Hope this helps
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rama_krishna580 earned 500 total points
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I agree with Ryancys , you can set the Home directory to..

C:\...\oranges\ - location where all your application files exists. so under configuration menu look for HomeDirectory and set it and try you won;t be having any should be ok now..
after you set ...try

htt://localhost:8080/ - it will run..

best of luck..


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If this is IIS 5 or IIS6

Just create a new Web Site.
 for the IP address use ALL ASSIGNED
Then pick 8080 as the port, localhost as the Host Header
map it to C:\...\oranges as the new root

permissions are set correctly to the oranges directory.

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ID: 10981723
Actually, instead of LOCALHOST...use the Machine Name
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ID: 11013196
and call the machine ORANGES


anyone for pie?
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by:Ryan Chong
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Any progress, ijenkins ?

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